Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series on Thursday, November 7, 2013

This reading is part of our monthly LGBTQ series, Moonlighting. Click here for more information about this recurring show.

Caroline Harvey, performer, teacher, and poet.

Caroline Harvey, performer, teacher, and poet.

The featured reader for November 7 is Caroline Harvey!

Poet, educator, and activist Caroline Harvey performs and teaches internationally. Caroline was a member and coach of multiple award-winning poetry slam teams, and was featured on Season Five of HBO’s Def Poetry. She has shared stages with Mary Lambert, Melissa Ferrick, Livingston Taylor, Alicia Keys, and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), among others. She was a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2012, and a nominee for Best New Poets in 2013.

Caroline was featured recently at the US Embassy in Serbia where she performed original work and led workshops about free speech for the first generation of youth to grow up post-Milosevic. Her writing has been published in national and academic literary journals, including the National Poetry Slam Anthology High Desert Voices, Gertrude Press, Radius, The Legendary, and The Lowestoft Chronicle. Her most recent collection, bird wing and bone marrow, is receiving international acclaim.

Her poetry is equal parts folk & punk, sacred & irreverent, and it tracks her belief that every moment is an extraordinary opportunity for healing, beauty, and illumination. When not touring, Caroline lives in Boston and is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music.

This show in our monthly Thursday LGBTQ series takes place at Fazenda Coffee Roasters, 3710 Washington St. in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. An open mic begins at approximately 7:00 p.m. and the headliner follows the open mic. The show is all-ages and a $3 donation is requested.